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David Laufman to Lead DOJ’s Counterespionage Arm

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David Laufman, a former federal prosecutor, has been named head of the counterespionage section within the Justice Department‘s national security division, Reuters reported Monday.

Aruna Viswanatha writes the appointment is part of DOJ’s effort to counter cyber attacks and other threats to its technology.

Laufman worked as a CIA analyst in the 1980s, a congressional investigator in the 1990s and a senior DOJ official in 2000, according to the report.

Reuters reports DOJ has also appointed Anthony Asuncion to its counterterrorism section.

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